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Alex Karras

Alex KarrasAKA Alexander George Karras

Born: 15-Jul-1935
Birthplace: Gary, IN
Died: 10-Oct-2012
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Football
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Mongo, dad on Webster

Played professional football for the Detroit Lions, 1958-62 and 1964-70.

Father: George Karras (physician)
Brother: Ted
Brother: Lou
Wife: Joan Jurgenson (m. 1958, div. 1975, five children)
Wife: Susan Clark (actress, m. 1980, one daughter)
Daughter: Katie (b. 1980, by Susan)

    High School: Emerson High School, Gary, IN
    University: University of Iowa

    Dean for America
    John Edwards for President
    John Kerry for President
    College Football Hall of Fame 1991
    Risk Factors: Smoking

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Detroit Lions (1958-70)

    TELEVISION
    Webster George Papadapolis (Webster's adoptive father, 1983-89)
    Monday Night Football Commentator (1974-76)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Buffalo '66 (21-Jan-1998) · TV Sportscaster
    Against All Odds (2-Mar-1984)
    Porky's (19-Mar-1982)
    Victor/Victoria (16-Mar-1982) · Squash Bernstein
    Nobody's Perfekt (Aug-1981)
    Masada (5-Apr-1981)
    The Day the World Ended (28-Mar-1980)
    Centennial (1-Oct-1978)
    FM (Apr-1978)
    Babe (23-Oct-1975)
    Win, Place or Steal (Feb-1975)
    Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1975)
    Blazing Saddles (7-Feb-1974) · Mongo
    The 500 Pound Jerk (2-Jan-1973) · Hughie Rae Feather
    Paper Lion (23-Oct-1968) · Himself


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